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The Institute for the Study of the Americas, ISA, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of the Latin American experience in the Western Hemisphere. It builds on a long-standing and distinguished tradition of scholarly interest in the diverse regions that make up Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, you may reach any staff member at ISA via email with your inquiry. We would be happy to answer via email, phone, video chat or set up an appointment to help you.

YucatanThe Latin American Studies Major offers a deep understanding of diverse cultures and an appreciation of a rich past and present of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latino Migration Project LogoThe Latino Migration Project provides research and educational expertise on Latin American immigration and integration issues including the Building Integrated Communities, the New Roots Oral History and Guanajuato programs.

Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies LogoThe Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC and Duke facilitates the study of the region through outreach and cross-campus collaboration.